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2006 ‘Top Notch’ Photo Contest

Top Notch Photo Contest

Top Notch: First weekly winner also 2006 grand prize winner

The grand prize winner from among six weekly award-winning photos in the 2006 “Top Notch” Islander photo contest is ‘Hermit’ by Kim Klement of Bradenton. Her shot was the first winner on June 28 and was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. She can claim her grand prize, including $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More. Congratulations to all the winners – and be watching next week for our featured runnersup.

Top Notch Photo Contest Top Notch ‘Hair gone wild’
The final weekly winner in the 2006 “Top Notch” Islander photo contest is by Dr. John Lafferty of Lakeland of his son Logan, center, and Logan’sbest friends, JR Willers, left, and Reston Bronson, right. His prize is an Islander “more-than-a-mullet-wrapper” T-shirt and a certificate for Minnie’s Beach Cafe, and his photo will go into the pool of six weekly winners eligible for a grand prize that includes $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More.
Top Notch Photo Contest Top Notch critter in the wild
The fifth weekly winner in the 2006 “Top Notch” Islander photo contest is by Holly Fenstemaker of Bradenton taken of an alligator at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Her prize is an Islander “more-than-a-mullet-wrapper” T-shirt and a certificate for Minnie’s Beach Cafe, and his photo will go into the pool of six weekly winners eligible for a grand prize that includes $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More.
Top Notch Photo Contest Sunset skier: Top Notch winner
The fourth weekly winner in the 2006 “Top Notch” Islander photo contest is by Meta Azar of Holmes Beach and Tampa of her husband Rustom Azar mono-skiing at sunset in Ada, Ghana. Her prize is an Islander “more-than-a-mullet-wrapper” T-shirt and a certificate for Minnie’s Beach Cafe, and his photo will go into the pool of six weekly winners eligible for a grand prize that includes $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More.
Top Notch Photo Contest ‘Picture postcard’ of Venice gondoliers Top Notch winner

The third weekly winner in the 2006 “Top Notch” Islander photo contest is Patricia Whitacre of Bradenton. The “postcard quality” of her shot taken in Venice, Italy, in June 2006 really caught the judges eye. Her prize is an Islander “more-than-a-mullet-wrapper” T-shirt and a certificate for Minnie’s Beach Cafe, and his photo will go into the pool of six weekly winners eligible for a grand prize that includes $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More.

Top Notch Photo Contest Surf’s up! A winner from Waikiki
The second weekly winner in the 2006 ‘Top Notch’ photo contest is Michael H. Smith of Holmes Beach. His shot of stashed surfboards awaiting riders was taken at Waikiki, Hawaii, and his prize is an Islander “more-than-a-mullet-wrapper” T-shirt and a certificate for Minnie’s Beach Cafe, and her photo will go into the pool of six winners eligible for a grand prize that includes $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More.
Top Notch Photo Contest ‘Hermit’ first ‘Top Notch’ photo contest winner of 2006
Kim Klement of Bradenton has captured the first of six weekly Top Notch contests that began this week in The Islander. Her shot was taken at Andros Island in the Bahamas in May. Her prize is an Islander “more-than-a-mullet-wrapper” T-shirt and a certificate for Minnie’s Beach Cafe, and her photo will go into the pool of six winners eligible for a grand prize that includes $100 from The Islander, a dining certificate from Ooh La La! Bistro, a bottle of champagne from Anna Maria Island Liquor and Wine, dinner for two at a Chiles Group Restaurant and framing of the winning photo by Decor and More.

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